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Poster: billydlions Date: Jul 12, 2019 5:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Headlong Into The Abyss

I’m not sure how that would work in the Florida humidity!

I’m going to have to disagree with you about this NTAW. Generally speaking it’s a throwaway song but in this case Jerry rips an excellent solo and this version is perhaps the best they did and fit in perfect with the jam leading up to it.

Good call on the show- this is a top 3 for 1981.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 12, 2019 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Headlong Into The Abyss

Point taken. Yeah, Jerry does some great work, but I still get hit hard when the NTAW starts off, even with the smooth transition. Reminds me of the Don't Need Love from Augusta '84. As a standalone it is probably the best version of that tune, but it still hit me the wrong way in that setting. Perhaps I'm just too sensitive. Don't tell the wife.